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Top of pageBottom of page   By manny ( on Saturday, March 20, 2004 - 08:11 pm:


Our forumer friend Dayo created a thread by "killer's" intros and I think have also some tunes wich we likes especially the last part or the last notes. For example i have some tunes wich i plays only the last notes twenty times one by one. Some are:

-The accapella final chanting in "We Need Order" by The Chi-Lites
-The accapella final chanting in "This May Be The Love" by Billy Paul
-The good "gutural" vocals by Frank Brunson in the last notes of "The Big Hurt"
-The apotheosic end of "Life's A Circle" by Teddy Pendergrass
-The classically style of percussion and strings at last part in "Love Comes In All Sizes" by Chi-Lites
-The end of "Is It Over" by The Futures, also very classical
-The scatt vocals by Jean Carne at the end of "Don't Let It Got To Your Head".

Have you also some apotheosic end favorites?


Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister ( on Saturday, March 20, 2004 - 08:42 pm:

I thought about that thread today but was too busy since I had already wasted the morning away.
Killer vocal endings was what I was thinking of and nobody does them better than "Smitty" (smile), as in his begging & pleading on the following:

Can I-"Smitty" & The Manhattans
Alone On New Years Eve-"Smitty" & The Manhattans

All I'm gonna name, still a little busy:)

Top of pageBottom of page   By manny ( on Saturday, March 20, 2004 - 09:20 pm:

Hello, dear Ms. Scott!

You got much courtesy to respond despite the fact you are bussy, friend.
I'm intrigued because your love for the Manhattans. My "ex" have my ex-Lp "After Midnight" that i don't well remember. I think the single "Shining Star" is from this album. Grace to your comments i will search some Manhattans and Jimmy Scott material when i comes soon to Barcelona to search "drugs" at my habitual music store.

«Thank You, Ms. Scott» (MFSB)
Peace & Soul Food!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister ( on Saturday, March 20, 2004 - 09:33 pm:

Hi Manny;
Your funny and you make me smile like Mel & Stu do.:)
While your searching your habits at your favorite music store look for these "Manhattans" records that feature "Smitty":

Dedicated To You
Sing For You And Yours
Follow Your Heart
With These Hands


Top of pageBottom of page   By manny ( on Saturday, March 20, 2004 - 10:02 pm:

Thanks again, Ms. Scott!

Here are many professors wich i have learn a lot especially by some cathedratics of soul as you, Weldon, Bobby, Robb K, Roger,...

Best Reagards, Peace & Soul Food!

:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

Top of pageBottom of page   By Robb_K ( on Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 04:35 am:

This is a tough one for me, as most of my favourite songs are '60s Motown and Chicago Soul records which had fade-outs with the regular chorus of that particular song, as well as '50s fast R&B and Ballads with regular chorus endings trailing off. The only unusual endings I can think of are laughing or crying:

the sick laughing in:
I Put a Spell On You, Frenzy and Little Demon by Screamin' Jay Hawkins
You Cast A Spell by Satintones

crying in:

pleading in:
Please,Please,Please-James Brown & Famous Flames

I'm sure there are many crying and pleading songs that have terrific endings that I can't remember just now.

There are a lot of Wanderers songs in which Ray Pollard does a lot of vocal changes at the end with hitting a lot of very rich high notes. Virrtually ALL of those endings are great:
Thinking of You
I'm Not Ashamed
I Walked Through A Forest
I Could Mke you Mine
Somebody Else's Sweetheart
After He Breaks Your Heart

Top of pageBottom of page   By manny ( on Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 03:03 pm:

Hello again, soulful brothers & sisters!

Hey, Mr. Robb K (the man who count all by hundreds or thousands, smile friend!).
I appreciate a lot your learned. Many thanks.
Speakin of laughin endings, one of my faves is "What A Woman Really Means" by Richard Tee. A very infectious and funy laugh!

Some other apotheosic ends:
-The high falsetto at the end of "Let's Spend Some Time Together" by O'Jays
-The high register by Isaac Hayes at the end of "It's heaven To Me"


Top of pageBottom of page   By John Lester ( on Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 06:47 pm:

Are we talking about stuff like Eddie Gorme on the end of "Yes My Darling Daughter" or the great endings-Spector was the king with..

Righteous Brothers - Ebb Tibe
Ike & Tina Turner-Save The Last Dance For Me

Top of pageBottom of page   By Nish ( on Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 08:24 pm:

"Sincerely" by the Moonglows is an AWESOME ending with that classic blow harmony.

Ooh Baby Baby is right up there too. That's all I can think of right now.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Rodmann ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 01:31 am:

Here are some of my favorite song endings or vamps as they are usually called:

MY GUY/Mary Wells - I never get sick of this song. Especially listening to Mary get all sultry and jazzy on the end of it. She gives Carmen McRae and all the other jazz divas a run for their money! She definitely could have pursued a career as a serious Jazz vocalist if she wanted too.

TALKING LOUD AND SAYING NOTHING/James Brown - The vamp at the end of this song is fantastic! The track starts off one way and then James and the gang completely changed up the groove. Great drum playing and Bootsy Collins is funkin' the hell out of that bass!

YOU CAN'T DO THAT/Doris Willingham - This song is from 1967 and this singer later became Doris Duke and had a hit with 'To The Other Woman (I'm The Other Woman)'. It's an uptempo number that was produced by famous pianist Richard Tee on the JayBoy label. The vamp has Richard frantically tickling the ivories, great guitar scratches, a good bassline and Doris carryin' on over top of it all. If you can find this single and you like 60's Soul please do yourself a favor and pick it up.

LEARNING TO TRUST MY MAN/Sisters Love - Amazing! One of the group members (maybe one of you experts out there knows which one) hits this looooooooooooooooooooooooong note while the band is funkin' it African style in the background.

SPECIAL PART/Emotions - This one comes out of nowhere. The song starts off as a Pop ballad and towards the end it turns into an African song with ethnic percussion and bongo drums. It completely catches you off guard.

GIRLS HAVE FEELINGS TOO/Barbara Mason - It's funny because I also chose this on the Best Intro topic. It uses the same vamp as it does for the intro. It's just Barbara's background singers chanting 'Girls-Have-Feel-lings, Girls-Have-Feel-lings" over and over again. Really cool.

TRIED, TESTED AND FOUND TRUE/Ashford & Simpson - This is one of the all-time greatest! Really exciting vamp with a huge orchestra .

FANTASY/Brandi Wells - This sounds kinda like mellow early 80's Pop but the vamp and certain sections of this song has a wicked R&B groove to it! The vamp has excellent bass playing while Brandi and her background singers keep saying "Dreamin' about ya every night, Dreamin' how I could ya tight, You got me dreamin'!" over and over again. Good stuff!

Nice topic manny! I like these sort of topics but I always feel like no one knows what the hell I'm talking about because my choices are so obscure! Sorry guys. LOL. :)

Top of pageBottom of page   By Robb_K ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 03:23 am:

Rodmann: Mary Wells PROVED she could sing Jazz vocals, as she recorded several at Motown. There was a jazz/easy listening album planned for her, which never came to fruition. I heard a few of the cuts. They were great! Sort of "Coffee House style". I like her version of "The Second Time Around", and "Until The RealThing Comes Along". I can't remember the other titles, but they were all done very well.

Top of pageBottom of page   By manny ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 01:39 pm:

Hey, soulful friends!

Hey, Rodman,
don't worry about the "obscurity" of your choices. If we all think this way probably nobody learned by other. One of the better things in SDF is to bringing artists and or tunes previously unknowns.

There are also some particular artists who i likes specially all their endings as Billy Paul who have many songs that ending with very good scatting vocals as "I See The Light", "Malorie", "Sooner Or Later",...
Also, speaking of "jazzy vocals", what about the fantastic end of Dee Dee Sharp's "O- O- Child" with those swing male chorus by The Tymes?

Peace & Soul Food!

Top of pageBottom of page   By douglasm ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 08:56 pm:

The bass line fading out on "Rescue Me". Good to the last pluck.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Rodmann ( on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 05:43 pm:

Hey what's up Robb. I'll definitely keep my eyes peeled for the Mary Well's tunes that you suggested. Patti Drew and Lou Rawls are a few more Soul vocalists who had a jazzy vibe to them.

Thanks manny. I love topics like this and I really do try to name my favorites. Obscure or not I hope that I'm not the only one that has heard of the songs I've chosen. Believe me folks, they're excellent! Here are a few more:

LOVE BANDIT/Kenya (Keanya) Collins - Good song about the vampire from the TV show Dark Shadows, Barnabas Collins. The ending is similar to Doris Willingham's 'You Can't Do That'. The piano player really cuts loose. This one should be receiving play with the Northern Soul crowd if it isn't already.

LET YOUR HAIR DOWN/Yvonne Fair - I actually enjoy this more than the version by The Tempts! The ending has a wicked groove to it and Yvonne screams "Let your hair down, You can take it off, Do whatever you want with it!" LOL. She really should have had a hit with this!

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